29th June 2013
US: First weddings take place as same-sex marriages allowed to resume in California
3:19 PM — As pride events are kicking off all around the world, the US state of California has resumed issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling this week.
US: Court gives green light to allow same-sex weddings to resume immediately in California 4
1:15 AM — Same-sex couples wishing to marry in the US state of California have been pleasantly surprised, as a crucial stay has been lifted, meaning the state can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.
13th June 2013
US Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8: Six possible outcomes 8
4:35 PM — As the US Supreme Court appears poised to make a ruling on two cases around equal marriage, here is a short history of the legislation and a breakdown of the six possible outcomes the court might make.
30th May 2013
US: Bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts passes California Senate 20
1:38 AM — A bill which would remove the tax-exempt status of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), unless it fully accepted gay members, volunteers, and staff, has been approved in the Senate in the US state of California.
10th May 2013
US: California Assembly passes two bills on transgender rights 4
5:47 PM — The California State Assembly has approved two transgender rights bills despite opposition from Republican members.
26th April 2013
US: Bill to ban ‘ex-gay’ therapy to be introduced in New York 3
5:47 PM — Two Democratic Senators in the US state of New York have announced plans to introduce legislation to outlaw the practice of controversial "gay conversion therapy".
17th April 2013
US: Appeals court to hear arguments around constitutionality of California ‘gay cure’ ban 8
5:43 PM — The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals is on Wednesday to hear arguments around California's law prohibiting "gay cure" therapy, as administered by mental health professionals.
14th April 2013
California: Gay lawyer dies at 33 after contracting bacterial meningitis 29
4:08 PM — Officials in Los Angeles are warning gay sexually active men about a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, following the death of a gay man in West Hollywood.
11th April 2013
Video: Gay son of leading ‘conversion therapist’ talks about coming out to him 8
4:28 PM — The gay son of one of the first therapists to write on "gay cure", therapy has spoken about about coming out, saying it was difficult, but that he managed to overcome the issue with his father.
10th April 2013
US: California bill to remove tax-exempt status from Boy Scouts scheduled for first hearing 12
6:19 PM — A California bill which would remove the tax exempt status from youth groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, if they uphold policies excluding gay members, is to undergo its first committee hearing today.
27th March 2013
US: Chick-fil-A franchisee gives free chicken to pro-equal marriage demonstrators 20
11:43 PM — A Californian owner-operator of a branch of chicken restaurant Chick-fil-A, has given out dozens of free coupons for chicken at a pro-marriage equality rally.
US: Representative plants rainbow flag at Congress to support equal marriage
1:11 AM — On the first day of arguments around two cases around equal marriage at the US Supreme Court, an Orange Country Representative has flown the rainbow flag to show his support for marriage equality.
26th March 2013
US: LGBT books in California Department of Education list are ‘raping the innocence of our children’ says radio show host 14
6:52 PM — A radio show host has said LGBT-themed books are "raping the innocence of our children," after the California Department of Education updated its ‘Recommended Literature List.’
19th March 2013
Video: Gay teen in viral coming out video urges New Jersey Senate committee to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy 6
5:52 PM — A gay teenager from New Jersey gave an impassioned speech to a Senate committee considering a ban on gay conversion therapy in the state, after he started a petition with over 110,000 signatures against the therapy, and his recent coming out video went viral.
US: Carly Rae Jepsen to headline at California gay festival 1
1:16 PM — After cancelling her performance at the Boy Scouts of America's annual jamboee because of the organisation's ban on gay members volunteers and staff, Carly Rae Jepsen has signed up to headline at a gay dance festival in California.
18th March 2013
Video: 12-year-old writes to US Supreme Court justice urging strike-down of Proposition 8 7
4:49 PM — A 12-year-old in California has written a letter to a Supreme Court justice, urging him to strike down Proposition 8, the state-wide ban on equal marriage.
US: California bill would require schools to allow trans students to use appropriate toilets and locker rooms
1:04 PM — Under a newly introduced bill in California, schools would have to allow transgender students to use facilities and participate on sports teams which match their gender identity.
16th March 2013
Supreme Court grants Obama administration the right to argue same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional 13
12:02 AM — President Obama's administration has been granted the opportunity to argue to the US Supreme Court that California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
14th March 2013
California: Gay man viciously attacked in front of cousin 21
6:26 PM — A gay man is recovering after a violent homophobic attack in California – his younger cousin was close by at the time.
12th March 2013
US: Tax-exempt status revoked for ‘gay cure’ group 15
5:44 PM — A US group which claims to want to help people "struggling with unwanted sexuality, and which specialises in "pray away the gay" treatment has had its tax-exempt status revoked.